Brett Shaheen’s name is synonymous with excellence in Denver fine dining. His career began in 2001 at downtown hotspot Sambuca as a cook and Sous Chef. In 2006 Brett’s talents took him to a position as Chef d’ Cuisine at Italian restaurant Luca d’ Italia, owned by local restaurateur Frank Bonanno. Impressed with his obvious talents, Bonanno offered Brett the position of Executive Chef at his Larimer Square location, Osteria Marco. Now, with more than a decade of culinary experience, Brett is ready to share the helm with his friend and business partner Jane Duncan Knauf.
Jane Duncan Knauf brings her extensive background in hospitality and food service to The Wooden Table. From 2000 to 2006 Jane worked as a server, then Director of Catering Sales and later General Manager of Sambuca; working along side her now-business partner Brett. After her tenure with Sambuca, Jane moved on to a position as Director of Catering and later Director of Food and Beverage for the downtown boutique hotel The Magnolia. After more than 4 years with The Magnolia, Jane felt that it was time to take a leap of faith, and partner with Brett to breathe life into The Wooden Table.
The Wooden Table … simple dining at its finest.